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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/233700
Title:
The Englishes of English tests: bias revisited
Authors:
Hamp-Lyons, Liz; Davies, Alan
Abstract:
We explore the question of whose norms should be imposed in these tests, and what the consequences for test-takers are if the norm imposed by the test is not the “normal” variety accepted in their own society. Data used for the study are written texts by English learners from six language backgrounds, scored by raters from their own language backgrounds as well as by native American English raters. Interesting patterns emerge, but we conclude that the complexity of the variables involved, the small n-size, and the inherent unreliability of scoring productive samples prevent any definitive claims being made.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire, CRELLA
Citation:
Hamp-Lyons, L., and Davies, A. (2008) The Englishes of English tests: bias revisited, 'World Englishes', 27(1) pp.26-39
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing
Journal:
World Englishes
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/233700
DOI:
10.1111/j.1467-971X.2008.00534.x
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1467-971X.2008.00534.x
Type:
Article
Description:
We explore the question of whose norms should be imposed in these tests, and what the consequences for test-takers are if the norm imposed by the test is not the “normal” variety accepted in their own society.
ISSN:
0883-2919; 1467-971X
Appears in Collections:
CRELLA Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHamp-Lyons, Lizen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Alanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T15:05:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-13T15:05:03Z-
dc.date.issued2008-02-01-
dc.identifier.citationHamp-Lyons, L., and Davies, A. (2008) The Englishes of English tests: bias revisited, 'World Englishes', 27(1) pp.26-39en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0883-2919-
dc.identifier.issn1467-971X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-971X.2008.00534.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/233700-
dc.descriptionWe explore the question of whose norms should be imposed in these tests, and what the consequences for test-takers are if the norm imposed by the test is not the “normal” variety accepted in their own society.en_GB
dc.description.abstractWe explore the question of whose norms should be imposed in these tests, and what the consequences for test-takers are if the norm imposed by the test is not the “normal” variety accepted in their own society. Data used for the study are written texts by English learners from six language backgrounds, scored by raters from their own language backgrounds as well as by native American English raters. Interesting patterns emerge, but we conclude that the complexity of the variables involved, the small n-size, and the inherent unreliability of scoring productive samples prevent any definitive claims being made.en_GB
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1467-971X.2008.00534.xen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to World Englishesen_GB
dc.titleThe Englishes of English tests: bias revisited-
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshire, CRELLAen_GB
dc.identifier.journalWorld Englishesen_GB
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